Preventing Wrinkles with Simple Lifestyle Changes
In the quest for a more youthful, refreshed complexion most people reach for anti-aging creams or serums and other skin care products. Products such as Skin Medica’s TNS Essential Serum or Neocutis’ BioCream can make a significant difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, however you shouldn’t stop there!
Simply making a few lifestyle adjustments can also help you maintain youthful looking skin. Our licensed estheticians pin-pointed a few easy changes everyone can make to improve the look of their skin effortlessly.
Overexposure to the sun is one of the main culprits for fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation changes in the skin. You can prevent sun damage by wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen (a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays) with an SPF of 30 or higher on a daily basis. While most people now are aware of the benefits of using a daily SPF and may even be doing so already, many people forget to reapply every few hours which is crucial.
There are several different forms of sun protection on the market today to choose from, including mineral powders with an SPF 30 that dust on effortlessly over makeup or for those on the go. Belleza Skincare Institute of Hinsdale offers glō minerals protecting powders in bronze for a hint of color or translucent for sheer coverage.
Smoking and alcohol consumption have also been linked to premature signs of aging. In addition to all the health concerns related to both, alcohol consumption causes dehydration which magnifies the appearance of wrinkles. Smoking accelerates the formation of fine lines and wrinkles especially around your mouth and can be difficult to reverse. Ideally you should be drinking 8 glasses of water daily, reduce alcohol consumption and quit smoking to maintain a healthy complexion. Products rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins can help combat the appearance of wrinkles. Our estheticians suggest Glytone’s Red Tea Serum and Revision’s Hydrating Serum to keep skin hydrated and nourished.
Finally, diet and exercise play an important role in the health of your skin. Try to consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables to ensure you are giving your body and skin the nutrients and antioxidants it needs to function and look its best. Foods such as asparagus, broccoli, cantaloupe, guava, pineapple and papaya are all rich in antioxidants and fantastic for your complexion. Exercise not only makes you stronger, it also will help you maintain glowing skin by keeping your blood flowing and bringing oxygen to your skin. Exercise is also a great way to reduce your stress levels which can reek havoc on your skin!
Using the proper skin care products combined with these simple lifestyle changes can get you well on your way to more youthful, radiant skin!